Monday, March 5, 2018

Concert Listings Roundup #240

You can read more about why I'm doing listings here. Long story short: This curated and decidedly non-comprehensive list contains nothin' but shows that I am going to/would go to if I had more time.

Gig of the week:

Track Could Bend #36 (feat. Horseman, Pass By / Kee Avil / Kayla Milmine / Brian Ruryk & Justin Haynes) / Belljar Café 2018-03-06 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]

It's not too often that Track Could Bend gets to play host to out-of-town guests, but it's always a memorable occasion when it happens. I'm really looking forward to hearing Montréal shred-hero Vicky Mettler's new Kee Avil project, as well as checking in again with the industrial rumblings/intense noisebursts/tense stasis of cello/drums/electronics duo Horseman, Pass By. As if that's not enough, there's gonna be some solo alto sax explorations from Kayla Milmine and the first-ever on-stage encounter between Brian Ruryk & Justin Haynes (bring earplugs!) will start things off.

This week's noteworthy shows:

Bearrah Fawcett [Robert Grieve/Chris Pruden/Alex Fournier/Stefan Hegerat] / The Emmet Ray 2018-03-05 (Monday) [FB event]

The Mike Smith Company / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-06 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Ghostlight / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-07 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Allison Au/Alex Fournier/Andrew Miller / The Emmet Ray 2018-03-07 (Wednesday – PWYC!) [more info]

SlowPitchSound (Myst Milano / Charise Aragoza) / Handlebar 2018-03-08 (Thursday) [FB event]

Triio [Bea Labikova/Aidan Sibley/Tom Fleming/Ashley Urquhart/Andrew Miller/Alex Fournier] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-09 (Friday – early!) [FB event]

Music Gallery presents (feat. Multiform(s) [w/ Jonathan Adjemian/Meryem Alaoui/Lori Duncan/Germaine Liu/Kate Nankervis/Ann Trépanier/Kathia Wittenborn/Amanda Acorn] / Open Fortress [w/ Allie Blumas/Anna Mayberry/Lee Gelbloom/Jolyane Langlois/David Psutka]) / 918 Bathurst 2018-03-09–2018-03-10 (Friday–Saturday) [FB event]

Ada Lea (Omhouse / Charlotte Cornfield / Sea Beau) / Smiling Buddha (basement) 2018-03-09 (Friday) [FB event]

A Celebration of the Music of Ken Aldcroft (feat. Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late [Jason Robinson & Eric Hofbauer] / Mars People [Emily Denison/Daniel Kruger/Joe Sorbara]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Audiopollination 60 (feat. Patrick O'Reilly/New Tendencies/ Max Donaldson / Syd Ortega/HF/{AN} EeL/Arnd Jurgensen / David Parker/Bea Labikova/Raphael Roter / Karen Ng/ Mkl 32 / Rick Sacks/Paul Stillwell/Brian Abbott/Mkl 32) / Array Space 2018-03-10 (Saturday) [FB event]

Pineapple [Karen Ng/Rob Grieve/Alex Fournier] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-11 (Sunday) [FB event]

Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series (feat. Yes Deer [Karl Bjorå/Signe Dahlgreen/Anders Vestergaard] / Temporary Ensembles [Emily Denison/Andrew Furlong/Ben Grossman/Eric Hofbauer/Daniel Kruger/Matt Miller/Jason Robinson/Joe Sorbara/Kristen Theriault]) / Array Space 2018-03-11 (Sunday)

Add these to your calendar:

Reminder: This post only contains this week's updates — the full listings can always be found over on the right-hand sidebar!

Team Building ["new songs, works in progress, thoughts in sound, hosted by Luke Kuplowsky"] (feat. Alex Lukashevsky/Dana Gavanski/Kritty Uranowski/Tim Baker/Charlotte Cornfield/Georgia Harmer/Dorothea Paas/Ansley Simpson/Charise Aragoza) / Burdock 2018-03-12 (Monday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Ornate Presents (feat. The Unknown Guitar Quartet [Rob Grieve/Brian Abbott/Luan Phung/Patrick O’Rielly]) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-13 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]

Clock Radio [Michael Davidson/Dan Fortin] / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-13 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Music By & For Ken Aldcroft, XIV (feat. Phill Albert/Max Donaldson/Andrew Kay/Andrew Noakes/Andrew Miller / Madeleine Ertel/Irene Harrett/Patrick O’Reilly) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-14 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Faster [Nuclear Fishin' album release!] (Coin Operated Duo [Michael Lynn/Ryan Kinney]) / Gerrard Art Space 2018-03-17 (Saturday – PWYC!) [FB event]

Dustiny [Thom Gill/Matt Newton/Josh Cole/Phil Melanson] (Prince Nifty) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2018-03-21 (Wednesday) [FB event]

Away Forward [album release party!] (Stargoon) / Duggan's Brewery 2018-03-30 (Friday – PWYC!) [FB event]

L CON (James Irwin / Casey MQ) / The Baby G 2018-04-05 (Thursday) [FB event]

Ace of Wands [EP release!] (Cat and the Queen / Alli Sunshine / Nice Going) / Monarch Tavern 2018-04-06 (Friday) [FB event]

Ed Schrader's Music Beat (Goosebump [f.k.a. Germaphobes]) / The Baby G 2018-04-10 (Tuesday) [FB event]

Let There Be Light [record release show!] (Dirty Inputs) / Array Space 2018-04-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bernardino Femminielli (Cindy Lee / Prince Innocence) / The Baby G 2018-04-14 (Saturday) [FB event]

Wavelength 751 (feat. Tess Roby / Bernice / Dorothea Paas) / 918 Bathurst 2018-04-21 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

No Age (Behavior / Protruders) / The Rec Room 2018-04-28 (Saturday – all ages!) [FB event]

Labyrinth Musical Workshop Ontario presents (feat. This Tale of Ours Quartet) / Eastminster United Church 2018-05-12 (Saturday) [FB event]

Bandcamp corner:

  • Huge new development from The Music Gallery, with the beginning of a new initiative to disseminate recordings from their vast archive. The first six titles in their "Live at The Music Gallery" series are now online, with the promises of new batches dropping every six months or so. Excellent stuff here from Dialectica, Merganzer, New Chance, Nukariik, SlowPitchSound, and Rub Out the Word, all recorded with warmth and clarity by Paul Hodge. [full disclosure: I'm a member of the MG's Artistic Advisory Council, but my excitement for this is totally from a fannish/archive-nerd place.]

Community corner:

  • As those of us who have been keeping an eye on it over the past couple years know, venues come and venues go. Anyone wanting a longer historical perspective (and/or anyone who digs the jazz) should go check out "Notes in the Night: The History of Toronto Jazz Clubs since 1946" at the Market Gallery at St. Lawrence Market, the fruits of several years of deep research by Ralph Coram. The exhibit runs until June 23rd.

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